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Dongshan Monastery

Dongshan Monastery, first built in 1394, is a monastery of the Zen Buddhism in Southern China. It is situated south of Mount Longtou (dragon head) which in ancient time was variably called Jiufeng or Dongshan (East Mountain, probably because it is situated east of Dapeng Fortress).

A Ming dynasty scholar penned the poem “Dapeng Dongshan Monastery”. The scholar revisited Dongshan Monastery 20 years after his first visit. Seeing again the seemingly unchanged scenery, he lamented over his fleeting life. He loitered in the tranquility of the monastery, taking in the breath-taking view.

不到东山二十秋,西风藜杖又重游。
烟霞有约山如在,岁月无私人白头。
薝卜花飞深院静,菩提树荫古坛幽。
丹梯欲上应长啸,遥望汪洋天际浮。

More about the monastary on the official website:

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More pictures of Dongshan Monastery ….

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